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Beef Stew

Beef Stew

Want to know how to tackle a Sunday classic? Find the perfect recipe for beef stew to impress friends, family, loved ones – or just yourself!

At a Glance


4 People

Prep Time:

15 min

Cooking Time:

120 min

How To Make Beef Stew

A meal of a thousand recipe variations, the core ingredients for a simple beef stew can change from dish to dish, pot to pot. The cut of meat, the veg you want to include and the flavours you incorporate into your stock can all vary, making for a very unique recipe for beef stew. See our recommendations below and feel free to tweak to your heart’s content, making our beef stew recipe your very own.

What you'll need:


  • 900g Diced Stewing Beef (Shoulder or Rump also work well)
  • 2 Tablespoons of Plain Flour
  • 1 Tablespoon of Olive Oil


  • 3 Potatoes, chopped and peeled
  • 2 Stalks of Celery, chopped
  • 1 Onion, finely chopped
  • 3 Carrots, chopped and peeled
  • 1 Swede, chopped
  • 1 Garlic clove, chopped


  • 300ml Beef stock
  • 1 Tin of Tomatoes
  • Pinch of Salt & Pepper
  • 1 Teaspoon of Paprika
  • 1 Teaspoon of Worcestershire sauce


  1. Start by adding the oil to the pot and wait until hot. When smoking, add the meat to brown, followed by the flour. Once sealed, add the onion and garlic until soft.

  2. Combine the beef stock, tinned tomatoes, salt, pepper, paprika and Worcestershire sauce and bring to the boil. Once boiling, turn down to simmer and leave covered on a low heat.

  3. After about an hour of cooking, stir the mixture before adding the carrots, potatoes, celery and swede. Make sure that all the vegetables are submerged within the mixture. Top up with a little water if necessary.

  4. After another hour, check the stew to ensure the stock has thickened and the meat is soft. If not, leave a little longer.

  5. Once ready, serve up in a bowl with rice, crusty bread or whatever takes your fancy on the side!

*Recipe adapted from Foodista, licensed under CC BY 3.0.

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